That’s Rich – Frank Goes Back To A&E

So is Frank Rich’s move from the New York Times’ Op-ed page to the A&E section a promotion or a demotion? “Knowing that I had no interest in running a department and never had,” Rich says, NYT editor Howell Raines said “he would exploit my ideas to advise him and a new culture editor.” Which makes Erlanger the manager and Rich, essentially kibitzing, a sort of “nanny-in-residence” to the former Berlin bureau chief, as one Times reporter put it.